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What Do Olympic Athletes and Professional Musicians Have in Common?

[caption id="attachment_2799" align="alignnone" width="300"] What Do Olympian Athletes and Professional Musicians Have in Common?[/caption] The 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, Korea has ended, one cannot help but feel a sense of awe at what the human body is capable of. The speed, precision and sheer courage...

Sharing The Joy of Music

[caption id="attachment_2165" align="alignnone" width="300"] Sharing the joy of music[/caption] Are you making beautiful music or listening to your favorite music? Music is food for the soul. It is that and much more. Some say that humans learned to make music before they could speak to each other. ...

Music Inspiration for Winter Olympics 2018

[caption id="attachment_2792" align="alignnone" width="300"] We are the Champions[/caption] Fans of the 2018 winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang were pleasantly surprised to see and hear all ice skaters performing to inspiring music. This year’s games allowed all ice skaters to do so. This is a difference from other...

2018 NAMM Afterthought

[caption id="attachment_2786" align="alignnone" width="300"] Fazioli Grand in NAMM[/caption] The first piano was invented in Florence, Italy in 1700 by Bartolomeo Cristofori. Since then pianos have evolved many times over the decades in shape, size, features, and functions. Some of these changes have increased the quality of sound,...

Should Your Students Be Memorizing for Recitals?

[caption id="attachment_2783" align="alignnone" width="300"] Should Your Students Be Memorizing for Recitals?[/caption] Is it more important for students to learn to play from memory or sight reading? There are varied opinions depending on which music teacher you ask.  This is more so for piano learners where performing classical...

6 Steps to Improve Sight Reading

[caption id="attachment_2780" align="alignnone" width="300"] How to Improve Sight Reading[/caption] Most students just starting out are apprehensive about sight reading. While the fear may be unfounded, sight reading takes time to muster, and even experienced musicians will have a hard time performing some difficult music pieces by sight...

NAMM 2018 – The largest musical instrument trade show in USA

[caption id="attachment_2775" align="alignnone" width="300"] NAMM 2018[/caption] NAMM 2018 starts on January 25th, every year they host the music trade show in California (for trade only) at the Anaheim Convention center.  The organizers have promised this year’s event to be bigger and better.   There will be 4 days of...

5L2F II: Supporting Music With a Spiritual Difference

[caption id="attachment_2770" align="alignnone" width="300"] 5L2F II: Supporting Music With a Spiritual Difference[/caption] Five Loaves Two Fish II: Wood, Steel, & Song is the 2nd full-length music album by Caleb Sturgis a musician based in Katy, Texas. This album comes out following the first one in 2014. The...

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